Utility pole fire closes Carlson Parkway, I-494 ramps

  • Article by: JOY POWELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 10, 2014 - 7:12 PM

A serious fire in a utility pole has led to closures of a couple of Interstate 494 ramps in Plymouth at Carlson Parkway and Hennepin County Road 6 during Friday’s rush hour.

The pole was burning at the intersection of Carlson Parkway and I-494, the Minnesota Department of Transporation said.

As a result, officials closed the ramp from southbound I-494 to Carlson Parkway and also the ramp from Carlson Parkway to southbound I-494.

Carlson Parkway is exit 20, and for Hennepin County Road 6, it is exit 21.

The ramps off southbound I-494 were expected to be closed for three hours, opening by about 8:15 p.m., MnDOT officials said.

Check back with StarTribune.com for more information on this developing story.



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